Hello, I’m Matt
I’m 23 and I am a Stand-Up Comedian.
I started doing stand-up in November 2009 when I was 18 years old. After a couple more gigs that year I started gigging regularly in February 2010. After gigging really hard for about 18 months; I finally quit University and my job in a lettings office to become a professional comedian at 20.
In 2013 I co-hosted The Xtra Factor on ITV2 with Caroline Flack and appeared on shows like Sweat the Small Stuff (BBC3) a couple of times, Celebrity Juice, Nevermind The Buzzcocks and a load of other bits and bobs. My 54 date UK tour ‘Hometown Hero’ started in September and took me all the way through to June. While on tour I also filmed a series of a new panel show called Viral Tap for ITV2. Now the tour and Viral Tap have finished I’m working hard on writing a new tour for 2015 and gigging at a load of festivals and clubs. If you see me at one, come say hey!
TV & Radio Appearances
Fake Reaction ITV2
Funniest Moments of 2013 Channel 4
Celebrity Juice ITV2
Nevermind The Buzzcocks BBC2
The Xtra Factor ITV2
Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit on the Side Channel 5
Big Brother’s Bit on the Side Channel 5
Sweat The Small Stuff BBC3
The Hoff’s Greatest Films BBC3
The Body Shocking Show E4
50 Greatest & Funniest Moments of 2012 Channel 4
The Geordie Shore Awards MTV
World’s Greatest Bodyshockers E4
Russell Kane’s Whistle Stop Tour BBC Radio 2
Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival ‘Best New Show’ 2012 – Winner
Latitude Festival New Act of the Year 2011 – Finalist
Bath Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2011 – Winner
Reading Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2010 – Runner-Up
So You Think You’re Funny? 2010 – Finalist
Chortle Student Comedy Award 2010 – Finalist
Newbury Comedy Festival New Act of the Year 2010 – Winner
Matt Richardson ‘Hometown Hero’ – 2013/14 54 Date National Tour
Andi Osho ‘All the Single Ladies’ 2012 UK Tour – Support
Mark Watson ‘The Information’ 2012 UK Tour – Support
This (extremely) young stand-up is poised to become the next bright young sensation on the comedy circuit – expect to hear a lot more of him
He’s brash, slick and full of mildly laddish but self-deprecating stories, all delivered with an irresistible twinkle. Richardson may be full of self-confidence but he’s got broad appeal to back up the cockiness.
Confident and engaging delivery… at just 19 there are bags of potential here
Frantic… gave a confident and well structured set
a whirling ball of talent, energy and intelligent observational comedy who spoke with great skill and affection of his family and his experiences. He comes across as a man who could read the phonebook and make it funny, but instead of painting by numbers his comedy is sharp, strong and very impressive.
Hilarious and Charming
Sharp, funny and warm